LIFE IS NOISE Job Opportunity

LIFE IS NOISE Job Opportunity

LIFE IS NOISE is looking for someone experienced in publicity to join our team and help with our growing business. Our first preference would be a person based in Melbourne but we could accommodate someone who lives in another city. The role is part time and the hours are flexible.


Essential
1. A love and knowledge of a wide variety of musical genres, with a particular focus on heavy, weird and underground music.
2. Experience working in publicity or in a music marketing-focussed role.
3. The ability to write in a professional, succinct and entertaining manner. Experience writing press releases will be highly valued.
4. A wide range of contacts in all major cities in the Australian music scene, with a focus on the heavy music scene. This should include bands and their management, venues and agencies — plus contacts in press, radio and media in general.

Desirable
1. Web skills — a basic knowledge of / experience with Squarespace, HTML, web design, and mass mailout systems will be looked upon favourably.

Please address these selection criteria and include your CV in an email to dave@lifeisnoise.com. Applications close on Wednesday January 19.

LET THE TRIBE INCREASE: JANUARY ROUND-UP

LET THE TRIBE INCREASE: JANUARY ROUND-UP

Tessa Tribe (Masses) talks some of the releases that have been on her radar this January, including stuff from Tumbas, Killed By Death, Wet Lips and Cable Ties.

ANGER MANAGEMENT: THE FUROR

ANGER MANAGEMENT: THE FUROR

The story of Perth's chaotic black/death/thrash maniacs, The Furor, is one of determination and passion. Anchored down by human percussion dynamo Louis Rando (aka Dizazter), The Furor have been blasting barbaric and blasphemous hymns since 2002-ish. Rando loves to play fast, smashing double-kicks and screaming his guts out and has done so over the course of four full-lengths and two EPs. 

MOMENTS IN NOISE: ODIO

MOMENTS IN NOISE: ODIO

Odio may be from modern-day California, but their hearts and souls reside in the formative days of Scandinavian and Japanese crust. Taking hints from early GISM, Destino Final and Deathside, their latest seven-inch—Un Mondo Libero dall’Uomo—is nothing but sheering d-beat and noisy hardcore from start-to-finish.

With the band heading out on a full-scale Australian tour next week, we chatted to frontman JonCon about his predictions for the New Year in the realms of US politics, music, trends and—considering the topical interest—deaths.

INTERVIEWS: NEUROSIS

INTERVIEWS: NEUROSIS

Disgust, love, hate, lust, pain, joy—Neurosis is a band that actually make you feel. Tearing these raw emotions from their very core, their ability to ‘connect’ with the diverse psychosomatic traits that every human carries is intrinsic. It’s tuning into the type of energy you feel directly in your gut, not your brain, guitarist and vocalist Steve Von Till muses. It’s recognising that natural instinct that guides us all in a world full of chaos.

EAT A BAG OF MIX: MAIA (HABITS)

EAT A BAG OF MIX: MAIA (HABITS)

Eat a Bag of Mix is a LIFE IS NOISE feature where we get a DJ, musician, producer, industry figure, promoter or just someone with all-round amazing taste in messed-up and weird music to give us a selection of tracks that has influenced them, or tunes that currently float their boat.

This month's bag-of-mixer is Melbourne-based singer, performer, visual artist, booker and one half of 'sad goth' duo Habits - Maia - revealing some of the rock, grunge and dark electronic tracks that appeal to their self-professed "..inner emo".

MOMENTS IN NOISE: AUSMUTEANTS

MOMENTS IN NOISE: AUSMUTEANTS

Ausmuteants don't fuck around. In four years, this Melbourne-via-Geelong synth punk outfit has brought out three full lengths and a slew of seven-inches and splits - with songs that diss lazy music writers, isolating internet relationships and people who always need to be right.

We chatted to Jake Robertson about their latest effort, Band Of The Future, why farting is more interesting than their music and whether the constant comparisons to Devo is music press actually grinds them. 

DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB: TOP PICKS FOR 2016

DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB: TOP PICKS FOR 2016

When Alex Wilson from Sleepmakeswaves isn't having super interesting conversations with musicians about their day jobs, he's listening to an equally diverse bunch of tunes. Here's his top releases for 2016.

DAHMER'S ACID LOBOTOMY: TOP PICKS FOR 2016

DAHMER'S ACID LOBOTOMY: TOP PICKS FOR 2016

2016 has been a great year for impressive local releases. Meagan Bates may not listen to much new music, but when it comes to her hometown tunes in Perth, there’s always some bangers coming out left, right and centre. Here’s her top five for the year, in no particular order.

WINDHAND/COUGH

WINDHAND/COUGH

LIFE IS NOISE is excited to announce that two powerhouses of American doom metal—Windhand and their spiritual kin Cough—will be heading to our shores in 2017.
 
These label-mates from Virginia will be melting minds at select venues throughout Australia and New Zealand as part of a massive doom double-header in March and April next year.

LET THE TRIBE INCREASE: DECEMBER ROUND-UP

LET THE TRIBE INCREASE: DECEMBER ROUND-UP

It seems a lot of the best releases of this year have been crammed into the last couple months of 2016. For what was a generally crappy year for the world, at least we got a few cracker records and demos out of it. 

TWO MINUTES WITH: AKIOKA

TWO MINUTES WITH: AKIOKA

The sounds of Akioka lap over you like building waves. Inserting stunning, ethereal vocals over experimental loops, this Perth-based producer has not only leant her skills to acts like Mei Saraswati and Phil Stroud, but likes to go solo too.

Supporting Tortoise on December 10 at the Rosemount Hotel with Mt. Mountain, Akioka (aka Tessa Darcey) chats to us as part of our Two Minutes With series.

TWO MINUTES WITH: LAST DAYS OF KALI

TWO MINUTES WITH: LAST DAYS OF KALI

Last Days Of Kali can transport you to another world. And even though these doom-infused post-rock folk from Adelaide have been around for a few years now, releasing their self-titled debut back in 2013, they are slowly working towards the follow-up—pegged for release in the New Year.

Supporting Tortoise this Friday, December 9, at Fowlers Live with Sparkspitter, we chatted to Liam Schulz (synth) as part of our Two Minutes With series.